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Blue Springs’ Carlos Davis says he, brother Khalil no longer considering Nebraska, will visit MU

Twin brothers Khalil (left) and Carlos Davis, defensive tackles at Blue Springs High School, have reopened their college commitment.
Twin brothers Khalil (left) and Carlos Davis, defensive tackles at Blue Springs High School, have reopened their college commitment. The Kansas City Star

Blue Springs seniors Carlos and Khalil Davis have reopened their college football recruitment, Carlos told The Star after the Simone Awards ceremony Tuesday morning.

The twin defensive tackles will take an official visit to Missouri next month, with Oregon, TCU and North Carolina State also in the picture, Carlos said, adding that Nebraska was no longer an option after it fired head coach Bo Pelini last week.

Nebraska hired Mike Riley on Thursday to replace Pelini.

“It’s not the same,” Carlos said. “I had a real good relationship with Pelini and (defensive line coach Rick Kaczenski) and the whole staff, and it’s just not the same. Coach Riley’s a nice coach, but I don’t have the connection with him.”

But the twins’ mother, Tracy Davis, says her sons have not de-committed from Nebraska and that they will have an in-home visit with Riley on Wednesday.

“Nebraska is still in the picture, yes,” Tracy Davis told the Omaha World-Herald. “And I need to talk to the boys about being careful what they say. These are kids. The family is still very interested in Nebraska and we’ll wait and see the coach and how the boys feel about him. Whether there’s a chemistry there. Because that’s important.”

Carlos won the Buck Buchanan Memorial Award on Tuesday morning, an honor reserved for the most outstanding lineman or linebacker among Kansas City area big-class schools. He is the sixth-ranked prospect in Missouri after totaling 33 tackles for loss in his senior season.

Khalil battled an injury most of his senior season but remains the fourth-ranked prospect in the state.

The Davis twins finished the season doubling as offensive linemen, but they will remain on the defensive line in college, Carlos said.

To reach Sam McDowell, call 816-234-4869 or send email to smcdowell@kcstar.com. Follow him on Twitter: @SamMcDowell11.

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